How are the awards judged?
Each award category has a sponsor. It is the responsibility of the award sponsor to carry out the judging process in line with the awards’ guidelines. The sponsor will be judging applications, based on the criteria set out for each award. Entrants are advised to answer all questions within the application and may also provide supporting documentary evidence.
After the closing date for applications, all entrants will be contacted directly by a representative of the award’s sponsor. Entrants must be available to be interviewed either by phone or face-to-face.
The selection of finalists will take place at a Judging Meeting with all other sponsors in March 2018, and shortlisted finalists will be notified immediately. The winner of each award category will be announced at the Gala Dinner Awards ceremony in May.